Posted on: May 8, 2009 8:34 pm

Favre a Viking?

So...does anyone really think Brett Favre is thinking seriously about playing in the NFL again?  He's 39.  Beat up.  Got a busted up arm that needs a little surgery this offseason.  Doesn't like to get hit anymore.  Are you seeing where I'm going?  Yes, the man is a first ballot hall of famer.  Duh.  But will he make the Vikings that much better?  He would if he could play defensive back maybe.  I know, I can hear your thoughts now..."he's better than anything we have now."  True...but what do the Vikings have at quarterback?  Tjack?  Probably the dumbest qb in the NFL right now.  Great physical tools.  A little light between the ears.  Makes Daunte Culpepper look like a Rhodes scholar.  Sage?  Are you serious?  The Vikings payed 9 million bucks for a career backup?  Who made that stupid call?  And let me finish with this...does anyone think Chilly can coach up quarterbacks after seeing the great job he's done turning TJack into a top flight NFL quarterback?  I don't either...

Does Minnesota still have an NBA team?  Is McHale out of the organization?  What's he got on Taylor that allows him to keep his job?  Most of us who performed that poorly in our current professions would have been fired a LONG time ago.  It's the fishing opener in Minnesota this weekend.  Someone send him up north to his cabin, and then take the man's car keys. 

So the Golden Gopher men's athletic programs are the tenth best in the Big Ten in terms of academic performance?  Wait a minute.  There are ELEVEN teams in the conference, so that means they're almost at the bottom.  Something to be truly proud of.

Sorry to be so pessimistic.  We've got some things to get worked out in Minnesota in terms of college and pro sports. 

By the way...sitting here watching the Capitals and the Penguins beat the snot out of each other in game four.  Not sure who I would take.  Ovechkin or Syd the kid.  They're both outstanding of course, but I think Alex might be a better defensive player than Crosby, but I think they're dead even in other aspects of the game.  Wouldn't mind starting a team with either of them!

Posted on: August 28, 2008 9:28 pm
Edited on: August 28, 2008 9:30 pm

What am I doing?

Why am I sitting here with my oldest son watching the most meaningless game of the NFL preseason?  You know, the FOURTH game of the preseason when the coaches are trying to figure out who the third string players are, and who will be bagging groceries or filling up your gas tank for you at the local filling station?  What's the matter with me?  Am I THAT desperate to watch football?  I think I need a cat scan!

My local high school football team will be starting a freshman quarterback this fall.  Lemme tell you about this kid.  He represents everything that's wrong with high school sports.  Our baseball coach took a gamble on this kid last spring because he's a heck of an athlete and from a very athletic family, right?  Coach wanted to keep our ace fresh for the next game against the tournament's top seed.  With me so far?  So this kid gets a severe case of nerves, and struggles through the first inning and gives up four runs.  He doesn't really retire anyone, the other team manages to get themselves out three times to help this kid out.  Inning over and his day is done.  The very next day, the kid quits and says the coach is gonna ruin his arm!  And THIS LITTLE QUITTER is gonna be our starting quarterback on the football team?!!  Crap!  Are we screwed or what?

Anyone else know a kid or two who think they're God's gift to sports?

Anybody else think Everyday Eddie G isn't gonna be the answer to the periodic bullpen problems we've seen with the Twins?  Man, has he NOT aged gracefully at all!  That must be what happens when you pitch for the Texas Rangers....Dude, he's gained some serious weight!

Dude, do we still have an NBA team in Minnesota?  Don't hear too much about the Timberpups lately....I'm more excited about the Minnesota Lynx.  But if I said it's the quality of basketball and had nothing to do with the fact that they've got a few well proportioned females who are easy on the eyes, it may not be the truth!
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